H.R. 283: ACCOUNT Act

Jan 15, 2013
Referred to Committee
1% chance of being enacted
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Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann
Representative for Tennessee's 3rd congressional district
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Jan 15, 2013
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H.R. 4454 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 19, 2012


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Jan 15, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 15, 2013
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5% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To require the approval by the head of an agency for any conference costing more than $25,000, and for other purposes.


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20 cosponsors (20R) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Agency Conferences and Conventions Operating Under Necessary Transparency Act of 2013 or the ACCOUNT Act - Requires the head of a federal agency to:
(1) approve in writing any conference costing more than $25,000,
(2) approve such a conference only upon determining that it is necessary to the core mission of the agency, and
(3) publish a summary on the agency website of the conference that includes the purpose and total cost of the conference and the cost per employee that attended the conference.
Excludes conferences held entirely at a government facility.

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